Exchange On-Premises TAP Program accepting nominations

We are excited to re-announce that the Exchange On-Premises TAP Program is accepting nominations!  The purpose of this post is to provide you with the opportunity to nominate your company for the Exchange On-Premises Technology Adoption Program (TAP) Program. Joining the Exchange On-Premises TAP Program provides companies with a number of advantages, such as providing…


Outlook for Mac and public folder access

Exchange Server 2013 introduced modern public folders and also shift in the way clients access the public folders. Ever since, the Outlook for Mac client had limited or no support for public folders. This article provides an update on how Outlook 2016 for Mac clients can access public folders in various topologies. Current Scenario The…


Preview of Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) for Exchange Online

On-premises Exchange environments support the ability for certain mobile apps to utilize certificate-based authentication (CBA). Today, we are pleased to announce that CBA is available in preview for customers using Office 365 Enterprise, Business, and Education plans. This feature is available in Outlook for Android and Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol. Support for Outlook for iOS…


How to Enable Kerberos Authentication for Accessing Exchange in a Resource Forest

Consider a hypothetical scenario where Contoso merges with World Wide Importers, and the two combine each others resources. World Wide Importers has Exchange 2016 deployed, so it’s decided that users from Contoso will link their accounts to mailboxes in worldwideimporters.com as a resource forest. Each company’s corporate identity will remain intact, so they will maintain…


Released: Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator v7.9

Today, we released an updated version of the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator. This release doesn’t contain many enhancements, but does contain a number of bug fixes, especially in the deployment scripts. You can view what changes have been made, or download the update directly. Ross Smith IV Principal Program Manager Office 365 Customer Experience

5

HCW Improvement: The Minimal Hybrid Configuration option

Over the past several years, we have received feedback from all sorts of customers on how the Hybrid Configuration Wizard can be improved. One highly requested piece of feedback has been focused around providing an option to allow a customer to configure the bare essentials to support a hybrid configuration with Office 365. One of…


Released: June 2016 Quarterly Exchange Updates

Today we are announcing the latest set of Cumulative Updates for Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2013. In addition to normal fixes to customer reported issues, these releases also include updated functionality. Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 2 and Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 13 are available on the Microsoft Download Center. .Net 4.6.1…


DAG Activation Preference Behavior Change in Exchange Server 2016 CU2

Every copy of a mailbox database in a DAG is assigned an activation preference number. This number is used by the system as part of the passive database activation process, and by administrators when performing database balancing operations for a DAG. This number is expressed as the ActivationPreference property of a mailbox database copy. The…

33

Monitoring Exchange Server 2016 with System Center Operations Manager

As customers prepare to deploy Exchange Server 2016, we are receiving inquiries when the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Pack for Exchange Server 2016 will be released. The short answer to the question is, there are no plans to release an Exchange Server 2016 Management Pack. Now that we have your attention, let’s delve…